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. italy -- why small businesses are protesting against tax collectors. and luxembourg -- why illegal immigrants there want to get registered. children are typically raised by tibia will parents, but does it matter if they are a mother and father, or can two fathers or two mothers do just as well -- children are typically raised by two parents. single-sex families are a controversial issue in europe. the number of so-called rainbow families are on the rise, but their legal status varies from country to country. in germany, gay and lesbian couples cannot jointly adopt a child or a baby. they can only adopt as individuals. in france, when the government announced its intention to give homosexual couples equal adoption rights, large crowds took to the streets in protest. >> for these two little boys, having two mothers is nothing unusual. their parents are a lesbian couple. beatrice, seen here, adopted the boys as a single woman. her partner had no legal say in it, and by french law, singles may adopt, but same-sex couples may not. an initiative is under way to change that. for these two
euros for the tax office and social insurance. employees have not been paid for three months. it was a very complicated situation. >> and no solution is in sight. 11,000 people are unemployed. one of them is jose, who has gone back to how his father used to earn a living. >> there's no alternative. i used to work in construction, but that closed down here. and everywhere else, things are very bad. >> the fight for survival has brought creative ideas. just before the border to gibraltar, a group of unemployed people have opened up a parking lots. you pay as much as you want. manuel rodriguez and 40 other families live from it. >> i have no money for a year. before that, i was unemployed for five years. i need this to survive. >> at the end of his day, he brings home 20 euros. his wife does not want to be filmed. she suffers from depression. his son is still in school. his family is not the only one fearing for survival. >> the entire quarter is in a similar situation. there is no industry here, no work, nothing. it brings you to your knees. >> manuel also despair's at the thou
cameras, but we managed to post a before-tax profit and after-tax profit. >> panasonic's net came to $670 million. group sales fell 8% from a year earlier. the company managed to cut costs by slashing jobs. a decline in the price of rare earths and other raw materials was also a help. the firm has kept its forecast for this fiscal year. it expects to lose more than $8 billion. panasonic officials says the business environment could change though the yen's decline would push up sales. competition in the digital product market has been intensifying. >>> sharp said it posted its first profit in five quarters in the final three months of last year. sharp executives say operating profit in the october to december period totalled about $28 million. that came largely from higher than targeted sales of smartphones and crystal television sets. the company set up a goal to start posting profits in the second half of this fiscal year that ended in march this is a condition for the firm to continue to receive support from its main banks. the managing director says the company will make speedy efforts
power companies are also the largest tax payers for that region, and an important part of the local economy. politicians do not dare metal with their businesses. we have the laws and environmental standards, but they are not enforced. >> economic growth has been the number one priority in china, but an increase in living standards has been increase in pollution. having a car has been an important status symbol for the rising chinese middle-class. beijing alone has 5.2 million cars. people here are sick of the smog. long lines form in front of beijing as the hospitals. there's been a jump in cases of respiratory ailments. children and the elderly are especially vulnerable. >> of course i'm worried. my daughter has a skin allergy. we have everything under control, but now the doctors are saying the air pollution is making it worse. more people are suffering. then a state media have started speaking out about the problem of increasing pollution. the government is looking for ways to manage the issue. >> people want more security and a cleaner environment. the stability of society is th
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